Big Spenders in Little Newcastle
Beat in his apron welcoming guests
An amazing £1,120 was raised towards Christian Aid’s Refugee Appeal during a charity dinner hosted by a Little Newcastle couple.
Beat and Elisabeth Wehren invited friends and neighbours from the Pembrokeshire village and further afield to join them for a fundraising event at their home. Local companies Gwaun Valley Meats and Something’s Cooking kindly donated food, and a bottle of House of Commons Whiskey given by the local MP and Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb, was auctioned.
'My aim in organising the ‘Big Spenders’ evening’, explained Beat, 'was to raise funds for the awful crisis that is ongoing in the Middle East and at the border fences of Europe. I am delighted with the result of the evening and am very grateful to all those 14 people who so generously contributed.'
Thanking the Wehrens and friends for their generosity, Huw Thomas, Head of Christian Aid in Wales, said, ‘Five years have now passed since the start of the civil war in Syria. Its effects continue to blight the lives of many millions. We have all especially been touched by the refugee crisis, and on behalf of Christian Aid I would like to thank Beat and Elisabeth for their amazing effort.
‘Our partners in the Middle East,’ added Huw Thomas, ‘are providing much needed aid for those fleeing the war. People leave their homes and communities with literally nothing but the clothes they wear. They are in desperate need and we are so grateful for all donations towards our Refugee Appeal.’